Bug 1291160

Summary: Trademark Problem
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: mejiko <private>
Component: wiiuseAssignee: Gwyn Ciesla <gwync>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description mejiko 2015-12-14 07:54:57 UTC
Hello.

I think that "wiiuse" is trademark problematic.
Because "wii" is trademark.
It is non-free.

I suggest that resolve trademark problem.

Thanks.


Reference:

https://www.nintendo.com/corp/legal.jsp
https://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=78980451&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch

Comment 1 mejiko 2015-12-14 07:55:30 UTC
Blocking FE-Legal, This is trademark problem.

Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2015-12-14 16:50:10 UTC
My belief is that the "wiiuse" library is nominative, as it refers to the wiimote and other wii accessories. It does not use the Wii logo (just the text) and does so only to indicate the supported peripheral family. Additionally, the G&S listing for "Wii" is specific to gaming, and wiiuse is not gaming software.

That said, the package owner should be aware that Nintendo has a rather... litigious track record and may not agree. If they raise a concern over the naming, this ticket should be reopened and addressed.

(Maintainer may also wish to update wiimote to reflect the new stable fork:
  https://github.com/rpavlik/wiiuse )